Hide and Squeak!

Duration: any

Age: baby

Skill for Bub: Mind builder


Help develop your child’s understanding of object permanence with this silly version of hide and go seek.

As they grow babies begin to comprehend that things can exist even when they can’t see them, a concept known as object permanence. This entertaining activity is great for enhancing this skill, as well as developing your baby’s hearing.

Select a toy that makes a squeaky noise or jingles. Allow your child to see and hear the toy by holding it in front of him. Then hold the toy behind your back. Ask your child, “Where is (the name of the toy)”? Squeak or jingle the toy so that your child can hear it. Then reveal it by saying, “There it is!” Older kids will delight in playing this game with baby, too.